Beltran allegedly removed a hatchet from the trunk of his car during the argument. Police say he put it back in his car when officers arrived.
Police say Beltran struggled with officers as they tried to arrest him.
Beltran, of Westerly, is charged with driving under the influence, having a weapon in his motor vehicle and other offenses. Court records show he remains held on $20,000 bond.
His attorney didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday.